Copperbelt University Student Union (COBUSU) President, Kingsley Chinyama, has told QFM News in a telephone interview that the union decided to call off the class boycott in order to meet Education Deputy Minister, Patrick Ngoma to discuss the way forward.
Mr. Chinyama says the union is hopeful that the meeting
which will be held today scheduled for June 2nd with the Mr. Ngoma, who is also the Bursary Committee Chairperson, will would be fruitful.
Mr. Chinyama states that if nothing positive comes out of the meeting with the deputy minister, the students will decide whether to boycott classes again or demonstrate so that their demands are met.
He laments that the situation at CBU has forced many students to start renting rooms in unsafe areas such as Mulenga and Chipata compounds.
The COBUSU president adds that the demands of the students are genuine because it is impossible for them to survive on a K750 which is paid per year as accommodation allowance and twenty two kwacha fifty ngwee (K22.50) as meal allowance per day.